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Radiotherapy Physicist - Radiotherapy Physics

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inc
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Radiotherapy Physics team at Barts is looking for a Band 7 Physicists to join the team.

The successful candidate will be able to work in all sections of the department, treatment planning, Brachytherapy, QA and Dosimetry. There are opportunities in all areas of the departments work.

The position would be suitable for an existing Band 7 HCPC Registered physicist or someone who is due to complete the STP programme in September or close to completion of Route 2 Training with a specialism in Radiotherapy Physics.

The Radiotherapy Department at Barts is equipped with five Varian TrueBeams. All the linacs have OBI, RapidArc and Gating facilities. Two of the linacs have 6d couch with HyperArc SRS. (SRT and SABR). There is also a new Superficial Unit.

HDR Brachytherapy is delivered on a Varian GammaMed unit with replacement planned in the coming months. There is a prostate brachytherapy seed Implant programme and a specialised ophthalmic brachytherapy programme with Moorfields Hospital.

Treatment Planning is carried out on Eclipse, with a high proportion of patients having inverse planned RapidArc treatment. Pre-treatment imaging is carried out on a widebore dual energy CT scanner and there is also access to MR and PET-CT in the hospital.

The department is an accredited training department for STP and HSST Programmes as well as actively supporting physicists in submitting their portfolio for MPE registration with RPA2000

Main duties of the job

To participate in the highly specialised scientific and technical support to the Radiotherapy Department including external beam and brachytherapy treatment planning, quality assurance and dosimetry. Undertake and collaborate in the scientific and technical research and development projects in radiotherapy physics in support of the clinical priorities of the Radiotherapy Department. Take responsibility for assigned work in treatment planning, brachytherapy and quality assurance. Take part in and contribute to the departmental quality management system. Assist with commissioning of new equipment when assigned

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Quality Control of Radiotherapy Equipment
  • Treatment Planning of Radiotherapy Patients
  • Experience with complex computing systems and basic Microsoft Office skills
  • Working within a quality management system



  • Ability to use complex computerised Ability to use complex computerised Treatment Planning Systems and a range of radiotherapy equipment
  • Computer literate
  • Highly developed physical accuracy and hand-eye coordination. Advanced keyboard skills.
  • Mathematically accurate.



  • Substantial knowledge of radiotherapy physics
  • Quality control of radiotherapy equipment
  • Basic knowledge of treatment planning techniques and algorithms.
  • Knowledge of radiobiology applied to radiotherapy
  • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems Radiation safety, knowledge of current regulations (IRR17, IRMER17



  • M.Sc Radiation Physics/Clinical Science
  • M.Sc Radiation Physics/Clinical Science
  • AHCS Certificate of Equivalence or ACS Certificate of Equivalence with specialty of Radiotherapy Physics
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development


  • HCPC Registration as Clinical Scientist



  • Ability to manage own workload and assist other team members with projects
  • Able to plan and participate in complex projects as team member and team leader
  • Quality Management
  • Knowledge of national and local requirements for Radiotherapy

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


St Bartholomew's Hospital



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